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Crew mem­ber dies in fall on set of Tom Hanks film

Au­thor­i­ties say a crew mem­ber work­ing on a movie about Mister Rogers has died af­ter he suf­fered an ap­par­ent med­i­cal emer­gency and fell two sto­ries off a bal­cony in western Penn­syl­va­nia.

Al­legheny County say James Em­swiller fell around 7:30 p.m. Thurs­day dur­ing a break in film­ing. The 61-yearold Pitts­burgh man died later at a hospi­tal.

Em­swiller was in­volved in the sound pro­duc­tion of “You Are My Friend,” which was shoot­ing a scene in Mount Le­banon. The film is based on the life of Fred Rogers, the ge­nial host of “Mister Rogers’ Neigh­bor­hood.”

Mount Le­banon po­lice say Em­swiller fell over a brick wall on the bal­cony at an apart­ment build­ing.

Tom Hanks, who is play­ing Rogers in the movie, was at the site and later left.

NRA loves West’s mono­logue, but other celebs aren’t im­pressed

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump called Kanye West’s 10-minute speech in the Oval Of­fice on Thurs­day “quite some­thing.” The Na­tional Ri­fle As­so­ci­a­tion agreed with West on the source of the vi­o­lence of Chicago. But it left oth­ers cold. At­lanta rap­per T.I. un­friended West in a not-safe-for-work In­sta­gram post.

“Star Trek” star Ge­orge Takei got on­line to re­mind Trump that there was also a hur­ri­cane un­der­way.

“I wouldn’t care about Kanye West’s pub­lic love and ad­mi­ra­tion for Pres­i­dent Trump ex­cept for the fact that Trump is go­ing to take Kanye’s words as speak­ing for ‘all of the Blacks’ and that can’t be al­lowed,” po­lit­i­cal strate­gist Jas­myne Can­nick tweeted.

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